Desktop Specs Link
Motherboard Specs Link
. From the first link above, you already have a 80GB 7200rpm hard drive and a combo drive with no further details. you can only use two additional devices one 3.5 inch external and 5.25 inch external bays.
. Assuming that two devices are already IDE devices, that will leave you two additional IDE and two SATA device.
. Turn off your computer before plugging any additional device and proceed with cautuion.
. Add the additional 40GB Maxtor IDE hard drive, you will have to mount the drive into the casing and put some screw to lock or use tool lesslock if its present.
(Check the jumper if its a master or slave) if you have configured the 40GB drive as master and you're going to add additional IDE drive you have to put the jumper in slave header.
. Now put the IDE cable to the hard drive and to the IDE2
of the mother board mount firmly.
you cannot mount the IDE cable if it is in the wrong position)
. Next the four pin power from the power supply to the hard drive.
you cannot mount the power cable if it is in the wrong position)
. Power On your computer and press Delete
to access bios, proceed to the option boot priority
select your Combo drive as first boot, next your 80GB Hard driver, press F10
. Power On your computer and check your 40GB hard drive through device manager.
. Time to add your new hard drive through disk management,
so you will be able to see your new drive from your computer. I forgot how WIN XP recognize new hard drives especially the fresh one.
Hopefully this information helps.
Feel free to ask, so I can clarify things.
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